Celebrity Secret Weddings: Who Kept Marriage On The Down-Low?

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Celebs that married in secret

Some celebrities, namely one particular reality star, like to have their wedding made public and even televised. But most celebrity couples choose to keep their big day an intimate affair.

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody recently tied the knot in secret, but they aren’t the first Hollywood couple to sneak off and have a secret wedding.

A source close to the adorable couple confirmed, “Leighton and Adam got married in Northern California by the ocean a couple of weeks ago. It was a very small and intimate wedding with close family and friends. It was beautiful.”

The couple did a great job of keeping the paparazzi and fans from knowing about their wedding. The newlyweds were spotted at St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico February 12-15. Maybe their honeymoon?

The TV stars were later seen relaxing at Mexico’s St. Regis Punta Mita Resort from Feb. 12 to 15, and while the hotel wouldn’t comment on the couple, it certainly looks like a nice place to honeymoon.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively married hunky Ryan Reynolds in September 2012 in a top secret wedding. Details of the wedding eventually came out through ‘Martha Stewart’s Weddings’ magazine who helped plan the ceremony.

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively

Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

“Titanic” actress Kate Winslet tied the knot with Ned Rocknroll in a secret ceremony in New York in December 2012. The small ceremony only included Kate’s two children, Mia and Joe, and “very few friends and family”. Kate’s “Titanic” co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, reportedly walked her down the aisle.

Kate Winslet & Ned Rocknroll

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem

This Spanish acting couple shocked everyone when they wed in June 2010 in a private ceremony at a friend’s home in the Bahamas. The couple began dating after starring together in the movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. They now have two children together.

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Singer Mariah Carey and comedian and radio/tv personality Nick Cannon had only been dating for about six weeks when they got married in the Bahamas in 2008. We’re shocked Mariah didn’t have a lavish ceremony, but she’s made up for the first by renewing her vows several times.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon pics

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway married her director boyfriend in a hush hush ceremony in September 2012 in a secret sunset wedding in Big Sur. Hathaway wore a Valentino couture gown of ivory silk and tulle. The hem hand painted with a soft pink hue. Anne said of her stunning gown, “The memory of creating it with him is something that I will treasure forever. He somehow read my mind and designed the dress that I’d always wanted.”

Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman photos

Beyonce and Jay-Z

Queen Bey and rapper Jay-Z managed to keep their wedding plans quiet, tying the knot in front of friends and family at Jay-Z’s Manhattan penthouse. The couple didn’t officially confirm their wedding until 6 months after the ceremony.

Jay Z & Beyonce Knowles

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson and her music manager boyfriend Brandon had been engaged for nearly a year when they finally took the plunge in October 2013. Kelly tweeted the happy news to her fans, writing, “I’m officially Mrs. Blackstock. We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!”

Kelly Clarkson wedding photo

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

The very private actor Harrison Ford married the former “Ally McBeal” star in Santa Fe California in 2010. The couple began dating after meeting at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards and are still going strong.

Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz

“James Bond” star Daniel Craig married actress Rachel Weisz in June 2011, after just a year of dating. The couple married quietly in New York with just four guests, including their children from previous relationships – Daniel’s daughter, Ella, and Rachel’s son, Henry.

Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

“Scandal” actress secretly married football star Nnamdi Asomugha in Idaho in June. The couple kept the ceremony very intimate, with just a few friends and family members. The couple had been dating for a year quietly. Just months after the wedding, they confirmed they are expecting their first child.

Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha pics

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego

Actress Zoe Saldana and her artist beau Marco Perego secretly tied the knot in a “beautiful” wedding in June, but the ceremony was so intimate that few knew they had gotten hitched. The 35-year-old actress and her Italian husband married in London.

Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego pics

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen

“Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen enjoys being in the spotlight, but kept his personal life on the down-low. Sacha and Isla were engaged for six years before tying the knot. They married in a private ceremony in Paris.

The cute couple announced their happy news to friends in an email which read, “We did it – we’re married! It was the absolute best day of my life and in so many beautiful moments I missed you all so much. I thought of you as everything was happening, but Sacha and I wanted no fuss – just us!”

Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher photos

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner was pregnant with the couple’s first child Violet when she and Ben Affleck jetted off to the Caribbean to marry on the beach. Jennifer’s “Alias” co-star, Victor Garber, actually officiated the wedding in Turks and Caicos.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck pics

We think it’s great when Hollywood couples get to enjoy their special wedding day in private. No wonder so many couples are now sneaking off to quietly wed!

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